Saturday, April 26, 2008
So last night I altered the bottom of my swimsuit somewhat and this morning after work I hit the gym pool!
To be honest my "swim" sessions have really been more like, try to move through the water, get your face in the water, practice breathing, make somewhat arm stroke and kicking type motions... KNOWING full well that I wasn't doing it right AT ALL.
Today was my first time that for a few strokes I could feel like I was actually SWIMMING PROPERLY. I think. I'm no expert, but it felt good and a lot more effective at propulsion and like I was doing the right things.
Mostly I was doing maybe one thing kinda ok and everything else was going to you know where, but for a few moments I was like, HEY! I'm doing it!!! I think this is right! HAHAHAHAHA :D
So I figure if I can increase these moments, one day I might actually be a real swimmer! HURRAH!!! It was like my body had a couple of lightbulb moments today and it really is helping me feel a lot more optimistic about this swimming thing.
Also my alteration seemed to work -- the suit felt a lot more secure and I barely thought about it.
I also did 25 minutes on the bike and a bit of ST. Really, not very much, just a tiny bit. Things I can't do at home. Like wide lat pulldowns and seated cable rows and back extensions on a roman chair. I plan to do more tomorrow at home.
So... I measured my body fat on my scale today and I'm hoping it is just not measuring correctly because it said like 30%+ which is somewhat disturbing, considering my last measurement was 24.1%. Although I have to admit, the circumstances were different than they usually are when I measure it. I wonder if EITHER of those is accurate. I used a body fat estimation calculator someone pointed to that said I was 24.2% based on various measurements.... so I'm hoping the lower one is more accurate.
Also I might be running another 5K a week from today! :D This very nice woman at my work asked me if I was running any of the upcoming races and I told her no, that I was waiting a while since I just did one and my DH is kind of like "Why are we PAYING MONEY for you to run?" hahhahaha, but anyway she suggested we do this one together so I mentioned it today and he just asked how much it was and when but didn't really answer... so we'll see. :D It would be nice to do one again soon instead of waiting as long as I did last time.
WELL! I'm off!! I have this urge to get a library card, but I don't know if that will happen today or not, just something that came to me on my way home today. Later everyone!